Flu Season: Protecting Your Family from the Bug

Friday, October 09, 2015 9:00 AM

Every flu season is different but there’s one thing you can count on: there will be one.  Flu season in the U.S. can begin as early as October and continue into late May. Perhaps you’ve already noticed an uptick in coughing and sneezing on the train, in the office or at school, but it’s not [...]

Dense Breast Tissue: What It Means for You

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 8:58 AM

Mammograms are an important early detection tool – and the best screening option – for breast cancer. During your mammogram your doctor will be able to learn more about your breasts, such as the density of your breast tissue. If it’s discovered during your mammogram that you have dense breast [...]

Women's Health: The Benefits of Kegels

Monday, October 05, 2015 2:54 PM

There are many things that women can do to stay healthy – whether it’s getting sufficient calcium to getting regular mammograms and pelvic exams as women age. But what is one of the most common exercises that women tend to forget?

Kegel exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor. The [...]

Alzheimer’s Disease – Knowing Your Risk

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:39 AM

It’s one thing for an elderly relative, friend or loved one to be forgetful from time to time, but if you begin to notice changes in memory, thinking and problem solving you may want to consider getting him or her screened for Alzheimer’s disease. While the progression of this condition may vary [...]

A Passion for Care: Dr. Jorge Saucedo on Working in Cardiology

Monday, September 21, 2015 2:46 PM

Jorge Saucedo, MD, has had a love for medicine since he was a student, which has led to his success as the Division Chief of Interventional Cardiology at NorthShore. He now shares [...]

Fresh Recipe: Marinara Sauce

Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:15 AM

With fall approaching fast, we’re looking forward to the cooler air, warmer clothes and comfort food. Our latest recipe lets you enjoy a hearty dish with a healthy twist that is great to add over pasta, chicken or roasts. 

Katrina Herrejon, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes [...]

Skipping a Beat: Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:05 AM

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular beating of the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) and occurs with increasing frequency as people age. The American Heart Association estimates that there are more than 2.5 million cases of AFib in the United States, many of them [...]

A Caregiver's Love: Russ Bond Shares His and His Husband's Journey Through Prostate Cancer

Monday, September 14, 2015 9:19 AM

Patient Don Tabler was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000, with some charts giving him only six years to live. His husband Russ Bond cared for him throughout his 12-year journey with prostate cancer.

Here, Russ discusses the important role of a caregiver as well as the care his [...]

Suicide Prevention: Identifying Risk Factors and Noticing the Warning Signs

Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:18 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide was the 10th leading cause of the death in the U.S. in 2009. That year there were 37,000 suicides, with one million reported attempted suicides. In the same year, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people between the [...]

Power Up: Exercises Every Athlete Should Know

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 12:30 PM

Athletes come in all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. Differences aside, all athletes should supplement their sports routine with additional training to build strength and prevent injury. Whether you are a dedicated yogi, marathon runner or recreational-league champion – the exercises below [...]

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